Cheeks are one of the things that we first notice in a person’s face. Plump and elevated cheeks give out that youthful appearance, which is why some people would say that cheeks are one of the key areas of the body which determines your age.
Aging, unfortunately, makes the cheeks sag due to volume loss. Strenuous physical activities such as weightlifting may also be the reason why there’s volume loss on your cheeks which results in a deflated appearance.
Cheek implants also called as malar implants are one of the more enduring and permanent surgical methods that can bring back the volume of the cheeks that lacked contour.
This type of surgical method is proven safe and pretty straightforward, and the postoperative recovery does not take a long time.
If you’ve tried and enjoyed the results of dermal fillers and wants to have long-lasting, enhanced and plumped cheeks, then cheek implants are the way to go.
If you’re one of those persons who have:
Then you can be a good candidate for cheek implants. Be sure to consult a trusted surgeon first to know which procedure would work best for you.
Most health insurance providers don’t cover cosmetic surgery expenses, so you have to take it out of your own pocket. Your surgeon can give you an exact estimate regarding the cost of the cheek implants surgery. More or less though, cheek implants cost around $3,500 on average. Some factors can affect the cost of the cheek implants surgical procedure, and these are:
By: Dr. Ben Talei
Different options will be discussed with your surgeon regarding the surgical techniques and anesthesia. A local anesthetic with IV, oral sedation, or a general anesthetic can be used when performing a cheek implant surgery.
The implants are usually inserted through the mouth, or underneath the lower eyelids. If inserted through the lower eyelids, the incision will be made beneath the eyelids, so that the eyelashes can conceal the incision.
The most popular material used is solid silicone implants. Other options include Gore-Tex® and Medor® implants. Gore-Tex® is made from expanded polytetraflouroethylene. Medor® is an implant which comes with the facial tissue to integrate the implant with the bone over time.
The duration of the cheek implant surgery alone usually takes about 30-45 minutes.
When you have decided to undergo surgery and get the results that you’re hoping for, you should prepare well for the surgical procedure.
Following your surgeon’s pre-operative instructions is vital to the success of your surgery.
These are the guidelines that are usually given by your surgeon:
Bruising and swelling after surgery is normal. However, it should subside within two weeks. Cold compresses help in minimizing the discomfort. Make sure to apply it to the area where the incision was made.
These are the things that can help for a faster healing process: